The Native Plant Store is Now Open Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all 200+ species profiles added to the new store software
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Symphyotrichum puniceum, Purple-Stemmed Aster

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Purple-Stemmed Aster

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Moderate to high moisture soils
  • 48” to 60” tall, 18” to 36” wide
  • Summer to fall bloom
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in high moisture settings

Still new to me, grown from seeds from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library

A lovely late-season addition to a high moisture area, like a shoreline or drainage area.

Photos by Laval University and Cbaile19 Via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality